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  • Feminist Literary Criticismby Mary Eagleton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Looks at the work of a range of critics, including Elaine Showalter, Kate Millett, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and the French feminists. The critical approaches encompass Marxist feminism and contemporary critical theory as well as other forms of discourse. It also provides an overview of the developments in feminist literary theory, and covers all... more...

  • Readers and Readingby Andrew Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Much literary criticism focuses on literary producers and their products, but an important part of such work considers the end-user, the reader. It asks such questions as: how far can the author condition the response of the reader, and how much does the reader create the meaning of a text? Dr Bennett's collection includes important essays from such... more...

  • The Dematerialisation of Karl Marxby Leonard Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This volume constitutes both an attack on modern left wing literary theory - the main product of the last Marxist renaissance in the past thirty years - and a defence of the one element of Marxism which, in the general collapse, modern theorists have been happiest to lose, its economic materialism. It traces Marxist theory from its beginnings in Hegelian... more...

  • Hieroglyphicsby Arthur Machen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In the engaging nonfiction volume Hieroglyphics, Machen turns his focus to literary criticism, opining on the role of the ecstatic in literature. more...

  • The Emperor Redressedby Dwight Eddins; Dwight Eddins; M. H. Abrams; Frederick Crews; Richard Levin; Gary Saul Morson; Nina Baym; Ihab Hassan; David Lehman; Paisley Livingston; John R. Searle

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    There have been signs now, for some time, that poststructuralist hegemony is declining. This book helps us to understand the theoretical flaws that make this decline inevitable.                 The essays in this volume represent a collective questioning of the poststructuralist ascendancy, and of the assumptions involved therin, by a group of our... more...

  • The Poverty of Structuralismby Leonard Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The Poverty of Structuralism is the first in a sequence of volumes which examine in turn the basic ideas of Saussure, Marx and Freud, and analyse the way in which they have been developed and applied to art, culture and modern textual theory. The text offers a critical introduction to the structuralist foundations of modern literary theory. It gives... more...

  • Literary Criticism and Theoryby Pelagia Goulimari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    This incredibly useful volume offers an introduction to the history of literary criticism and theory from ancient Greece to the present. Grounded in the close reading of landmark theoretical texts, while seeking to encourage the reader's critical response, Pelagia Goulimari examines: major thinkers and critics from Plato and Aristotle to Foucault,... more...

  • Literary Theoryby Clare Connors

    Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 14.95

    Rescuing the subject from dry theorists and “isms?, Clare Connors considers the real questions that emerge when studying literature, such as how we find meaning and how it relates to its historical context. Using selections from works including Annie Proulx?s “Brokeback Mountain?, this unpretentious introduction highlights how enjoyable it is to think... more...

  • Critical Theory Todayby Lois Tyson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new... more...

  • An Early Selfby Susanne Zepp

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    What role has Jewish intellectual culture played in the development of modern Romance literature? Susanne Zepp seeks to answer this question through an examination of five influential early modern texts written between 1499 and 1627: Fernando de Rojas's La Celestina , Leone Ebreo's Dialoghi d'amore , the anonymous tale Lazarillo de Tormes (the... more...